In India, small-holder farmers grapple with fragmented land issues, absence of irrigation, unpredictable weather conditions, low productivity, price volatility, and a broken agri-food value chain—all leading to subsistence farming, increased debts, and low income. Although several technology-based innovations exist to address these challenges, smallholder farmers have had limited opportunity to avail of them.
To improve productivity and increase farmers’ income, we have collaborated with Cisco India CSR to launch Krishi Mangal – an initiative that brings together the power of innovation, entrepreneurship, and communities for the wellbeing and prosperity of smallholder farmers. Krishi Mangal follows a two-pronged approach to support deep-tech innovations – a Scale-up Accelerator for AgriTech start-ups and promoting the Digital Innovation Platform for collaborations across the agriculture & allied value-chain.
AgriTech Scale-up Accelerator
Through a rigorous process, we have selected five innovative start-ups to be a part of the Scale-up Accelerator
- Grant funds for Field Implementation
- Marketing & Branding Support
- Sales & Distribution Support
- Fundraising Support
Digital Innovation Platform
Conceptualised and built by Social Alpha, the Open Innovation Platform is a first of its kind digital collective that brings various stakeholders from different sectors, together.
Through Krishi Mangal, this Digital Innovation Platform will be promoted to expedite collaboration and co-creation in agriculture and allied sector.
Meet our selected start-ups
TraceX is organising the food and agriculture supply chains to enable transparency, trust and traceability across the ecosystem. TraceX aims to provide credibility to the claims made by organisations by democratising access to data.
Jaljeevika Infotech focuses on accessibility and affordability in aquaculture. The collaborative platform integrates various aspects of the value chain and supports the scalability of small-fish farming by making information and insights accessible.
Pashu Bajaar is building a transparent, objective, and efficient livestock product market. They aim to transform livestock rearing-based livelihoods from subsistence to commercially viable for small, marginal and landless farmers.
Tan90 is decentralising the cold chain for both storage and transportation. Their products offer a wide range of temperature options using proprietary passive cooling by Phase Change Materials. Tan90's solutions are modular, cost-effective and easy-to-use for rural communities.
Satyukt’s vision is to increase agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable way. They aim to provide farm-specific dynamic crop advisory and early warning of risks (flood, drought, pest, diseases) at an affordable cost for small and marginal farmers through technology.